Once a great orchestra, now members and subscribers leaving like rats running from a sinking ship. The orchestra has suffered for a few decades with "Wernick-ites" (translation: endless horrible orchestral commission to make anyone with taste just vomit), and any attempt to reclaim these subscribers will never happen. No recording contracts, no radio broadcasts, a tragic loser now in its final stage of existence.
"I went to the Philadelphia Orchestra concert last night and it was like a beginners music appreciation event. I plan to give up my subscription immediately. Luckily there was none of that dreadful new music from those academic freaks and nerds who call themselves composers".
by Richard Wornout December 14, 2010